Empire Chinese Kitchen

Row 1

575 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
Mon, Sun: 11:30 AM–9:00 PM Wed–Sat: 11:30 AM–10:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Dumplings, Ramen, etc. all excellent. Comfortable atmosphere and friendly and efficient waitstaff.
  • Portland's first Chinese dim sum restaurant mixes the traditional (steamed pork buns, wonton soup) with the creative (pastrami egg rolls, bacon fried rice) in a hip environment.
  • Portland's originaland newly revampedChinese kitchen, serving familiar Cantonese and dim sum dishes done up Maine-style.
  • OK, it's not real Dim Sum without the carts. But that doesn't matter because the dumplings are real good.
  • Fantastic restaurant! Drinks and food are delicious.
  • empire egg roll, garlic green beans, har gow, shu mai, beef & broad noods, mongolian beef
  • Get the soup dumplings. I haven't had dim sum like this outside of San Fran. Excellent food.
  • Have never had anything I did not like
  • Pastrami egg roll, soup dumplings, bacon fried rice and lobster fried riceoutstanding.
  • Everything I've had here is fantastic, but the garlic green beans are the true standout. Great upscale Chinese spot.
  • This place is closed on Tuesdays.
  • Great Chinese food. Veggie ginger fried rice and dumplings are delish. Never a let down
  • bacon fried rice & pastrami egg roll both v. good; not just clever. We really liked the flounder tempura & the garlic green beans. Skip the lobster dumplings: too big, & ground lobster disappoints.
  • The orange beef and (pretty much all of the) Dim Sum are so good! The steamed ones are so tasty!
  • Green beans and flounder tempura. Do it.
  • Many tasty but non traditional Chinese dishes. The soup dumplings have a healthy ratio of broth to meat. The char siu bao are actually a faithful rendition of the classic.
  • Everything !
  • Get the bacon fried rice, soup dumplings, and pork buns (angelic pillows of delicious) with a Crabbies ginger beer.
  • Pretty good vegan options!
  • The cod and chicken fried rice was excellent!